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'The illustrious Bishop of Or ne
seems to slumber at his post.
be the ease f -
tean its nationalit vid g
doutestic oppressi
served from the co
acd infidel instrue oung pro'le
elonal entering on the r of life,-Bishop
Dupanloup devotes his splendid talent in
guarding, guiding, and saving all alike.
The latest instance we find thus stated in
•t INIew T-gg-: ....
Beegi wemoseb ,ewsapetm r at in
eeoo rrespondenee between the
and a youg e student of
4late at a medical school atPaui In the
thesis which Greaier yp " the medi
al tfaul ont > bli ,ilon, he
avowed . ue
ag th e h 'fdis
ct from the body. ..The Bishop, hearing
-f this, wrote to the Minister of Public In
ainsetouit tisejain. of the unchristian
Principles iplated An the minds of the
students at . a edic lsWal; 1; and the
'piniater, t tdoin t0 leasehp, directed
..iqat .t es dnot redefve his di,
PtacirsnHerbpbýn n man dressed;
-andla fo Bishop, agai do i rng his'
hf inmatersii, ttriati itahad
sthe aluo a' phyeh had been'
'r egh life a aterslist and sifree-thinker.
Sletter is.written inan excellent 7irEt,
a of uticerit' and enthusiamsb, and the
Bishop replia' with a sweetness of tern "
and a force of namt which do him`m
'mite credit. Ed lalns all participation
is the withholding of the diploma, and sott
Sfbth the self-conttadltion of the material
istic theory. Hte says, very justly, that If
materialism be true, there can be no free.
thinking, since, if the soul Is but the result
of material forces, it must be their slave.
Besides, the materialist voluntarily closes
to. himself all the world of thought which
lies above sand beyond matter, and, there
fee, his thinking is really less free than
tVh' of thoei who' beieve in spiritual
exidbence. He then goes on to vindicate the
mission of his Church, and closes with this
eloquent pasget "And you, also, after a
long experiesce will ot continue to call
*etfion the 'betef in truths which are of
*4dery age; for the truth is always young;
- aone' dayay, d3ing, long after I shall be no
*'mre,ý'yotr willnot lae to face with eternity,
-oasea the babd wlih 'I extted you at this'
..-on tofd fotreceive from yozrr fa d
which you will not reftse.bm '-an
'6ho g not ban ba h6p : 'I do y from
C friMend, for' y would ' believe me:
Devertheles, tlat aw le fact."
r'gt letters I excited pgeat atteption
France the most varied comments.
owing is the letter of the young
yia , anl an the opening portion of the
op's reply:
you. Monseigneur, are very great, and I
a'n very little. Your words will have great
weight with the minister, and his excellency
may very possibly aserifice;thi eto ,lease
you. I shall astoiash you greatly, in all
probability, by telling you that I anrmate
rialist and revolutionary, just as you are
Christian and -reactionary, that is to- say,
with the like certainty, the like faith, and I
rkA'ght almost say the like swaiete. My
father, a free-thinker and a materialist, was
- ir forty-five years a medical practitioner
in a small village of Perigord. He did not
'escape persecution and calumny, and he
adAed not a sou to his paternal fortune. I
Inherit his opinions. My father died snd
denly.,ged seventy-one, by the bed-side of
a poorpatient whom he visited gratuitously.
This history furnishes an answer to the
qton in your pamphlet-" Who will re
himself p. live for-a quarter of a cen
ury in a vilge, poor, solitary, and
'calumniated, isiaghis whole time amongst
the dead ant the rngt'r I reply boldly
ethat physicians will and do. I aspire to do
asM my father did before me.
The Bishop's reply was as follows :
You tell me that your father was a mate
trialist and free-thinker, and that-you agree
in 'his opinions. By what inadvertence is
it that you do not perceive the contradic
)aon in terms of your theory ? For if thoug,'t
'is but a produce of matter, how can it bit
'free I A materialist cannot possibly be a
free-thinker; and Iadd that hecannot be a
.great.thinker, for his horizon must necessa
urily be limited. Your father, you say, was
'a materialist; but your fathers were not.
4I would not desire to detract from the just
respect which you owe to the immediate
'author of your being, but I would ask you,
'whether all your other ancestors for many
*centuries were fools and idiots, deserving
Sof no respect because they believed in their
"immortal soul, and had not yet made the
"splendid discovery that we are nothing but
'3atoms, moved about by blind fatality ? You
:speak of belief iii tihe soul as an antiquated
"and decaying doctrine. The "past," of
vRhioh you so contemptuously speak, has
been an illustrious one. It coiaprises all
tges1 all genius, and every phase of human
fivilization. No! If belief in the soulis the
jmet, it is also the present, and, pace the
faculty of medicine of Paris, it will be tihe
-thture.
LOOK l'P AS WELL A8d)OWN.-" O fitther !
'O mother! thie moon is drowned; she is.
indeed; we have seen her lying trembling
in the lake," cried the owlets, busthling back
to the tower, where their parents sat among
the ivy. "Children," saud the old birds,
Syou looked down and saw the image in
'the lake; if you had looked up you woull
kaee seen the moon herself in the sky; but
it is the way with novices to be led astray
by the representation of a subject, which a
little further inquiry would have shown
them were wholly decepti~e." - Leisure
emr!
On Palm mnday, every ae
worshi was yey
that Bonaparte
t the ,theýJesuits, Funm street,
,'ias1 been given by the
Sahern Wnitty, who some years ago
was vicar geseral of the arehdiocese o"
Westmininster.
A depulation of Milanese citizens have
presented and the o
etheir devotion,
for theelevation
Borromeo, to 0
In anticipation of e ming elec
terms on which ti
of the Churql In the several deprt ,
Late advices from Lisbon stat -t
Monsignor Berardi, one of the u -ea - i
nals and P ael nunclo at that eourt wa
t Ida eUpoin, in'the 9hapel
of the royall, K,c..id....
At the ::chauch ok'SPt nll of the Cr8ss,
Harol4d's etes, u nserved t 'the carder
devon .r4I ve o some one of the
sufferings eor Redeemer.
The recent intelligence as to theilness of
the Pope hat reieled a ss oontra
dictiin na the tct that his Holness, on
Paaadnadiry, dalited at St. Peter's ad,
as nuewlo diFtzlbnted" palms among the car
A ito a telegraphic dispatch
nceedat V'na, the p osptions submitted
to the Papal See by the Anatrian Anhassa
der Count Crivelli, with reference to ethe
revision of the Concordat, have been met
on all and every point with a decided soe
The Emperor Napoleon has preented
one hundred thousand franca to his cousin,
Monsignore Lucien, now Cardinal Bona
parte for the expenses of his creation and
n3stallation. The sum is nearly double
what is generally spent by newly treated
cardinals.
The religious preceptor of the-prince Im
perial, Abbe Duguerry, is now delivering a
course of week-day lectures at the Made
leine,Paris, which are remarkable for the
amount of common sense and prptieal in-
struction therein containe4 -Hle is a man
of immense energy and eat.
"F Pather"-- J - the " Protestant
monk," as or Iish in London call
S an eccentr peri n. One day
il vvto the Dominica priory at.
Hill, dresed in monk's haibit,
k part in the procession of the Blesed
Biw*mmnt, nmud r"mainaml dnhing ioilmn
benediction.
Oh Pals Sunday, at the parish churcl of
Tlaan, Upper Bnhie, two grandrepraesenta
tions of ",Tb Life and Passion of our
Seviour Jesus Christ" took place. The
com ny -oesnatede .thirty persons be
longan to aBvariasociety. The mise a
esne was'asfaithil keproduetion of similar
perfbrmances which have' been given at
Oberraminergan, in Bavaria, every ten
years since the sixteenth century. The
last scene was the glgious resurrection
the acting was accompanied by the organ.
SLa Praisee gives 'a the following item
about Holy Thursday in Rome. According
to a apec diwpatth, rimarks that paper,
Holy Thursday, this year, appears to have
surpassed the usual splendors c.-i.
iibous festival . 'Thri were - more than
ifty thousand people grouped arennd the
facade ofBt. Peter's when the Pope gave his
benediction to the crowd from the platform
of the portico. It was reOrilked that the
voice of the Holy Father was very strong
and very distinct. The Holy Father was
received with shouts of applause, which
were repeated for a long time, even after he
had left the platform.
THE PAPAI. ZOCAvxs.-The infulx of
strangers has been immense within the last
few days,.the majo ity. being sight-seeing
Americans, or CatholicFrenos ard Belgiana,
whom devotion to the temporal power,- or
connection with the -present taitirs,brings
to Rome. There are many nmilies arriving
whose sons fell at' Mentna, and the desire
to visit the spot and slpeak with the wit
nesses of their last .moment, to erect their
monuments, and receive the special bless
ings of the Pope, is the principal motive
with them. One lady, the mother of a
Zonave, at whose last moments I was pres
ent at.Mentana, the eldestson of a princely
Belgian house, dati the Crusades,
said to me this morning: " I have but one
more son, and I have brought him to en
gage, and, if God wills it, die in the same
cause as his brothers- and his fathgrs at
Ascalon and Acre. Life is toohort to weigh
in such a cause as that of the Eternal
Church." This is but one of a hundred
touching instances of the same wwafderfil
spirit of devotedness that has taken root all
over Europe, and is creating an army of
crusaders inm Rome. The two Counts Stol
berg, the Count D'Alt, Count Kiseendreck,
are among the latest German, and Mr. Ar
thur Stourton among the latest English re
cruits. Two young Dutchmen engaged the
other day under similar circumstances.
Being of good fanml', they did not like to
accept their traveling expenses from the
cuommittee, and had not themselves the
means, of paying them, being far itfrom easy
circumstauccs. They resolved to apply to
their king, and asked for an audience, which
was. readily granted them, and then ex
iplained their desire to Ils majesty. The
king listened most gracionusly to their re
quest, but said: "Suppose I need your
swords for the defense of Holland, may I
count on them ?"'' "'In all cases," replied
the young men, "our religion teaches us
loyalty to our sovereign and our country is
a duty, and whenever your mujesty needs
us you will lind no miore faithtul soldiers
than those whom you have aitded to defend
the cause of Plus IX." T'he king imme
diately took out his purstejand gave the
young men money enough to reach Rome,
and hs watch to the elder of the young vol
unteers.-RRoman Cor. London ilerald.
partsofthieountry, and in this ctyfr the
art he tookin the Dominican Mssons at
rranadfiution Church, and at the Church
of the lmmaeul s iqaeptlen, more tan a
year go has i aethehint of death.
paring imself no labors while be preached
misions, he was, from early in the morn
ing till late at night, in the confessional.
At-length ay, and on Goh
rides athoe eloe of ma
b tein .the
as despaired
edon
o ,t Mounth
cent's, has so far d, he is able
xt i ad. t ipus ere A'a r These
Haven and Stamford, Conneti.
cat. athe b the f Supi o .these
missions, a one oldestmd aest eels
brated of theP Fatiesm i .this
country. The-same - ofmlaissioarie
are about to open a Cohoes" New
York.--. Y. ' emar's J o"
:Doc asn or Pau,narr-I,-T
at St..Anne's has tennrmiated, an v'
Fathers i8mais, B oudreasu,- and
Goeh, the Jesuit atherswho conduted it,
can with pp'kiety bon.atelate themselves
on the imme 'ne " mount-of _pirltna ood
which it efected. Duriei dery day of its
continuance, large congregations saiaepbled
both morning-cad evening at the services,
and the ionfeesonasl were almost emotsntly
crowded. The evening serviees were par
tieularly interesting, andthesermons of the
Beverendgentlemen were listened ti with
the greatest possible attentioan. Thousands
approached the altar, and received the
Bread of Life. Besides the greatgood done
by-this mission to lukewarm aait indifferent
(atholie, it extenddd its influence beyond
the pale of the Church. Father Smarius
admnistered baptism to twenty six con
vertwfrom Protestantism, and five who had
fallen awayjor many yeare were formally
reconciled to the Church.
---i-o Prpf sioniat1Reading.-On the
2il1t- at the Convent Chapel of the 81is
ters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Beading, the following young ladies made
their religious profession: Miss Annie Mark
i -of New York (in religion, Sister Mary
Beatrnis ; -Miss Mary Rya, of Beading,
(in _- _ n, SisterMary Jd..im).- On -the
same , the folnowing yong ladies re
eived eligious habit of the Order:
MissAnnie Donnelly, of New Oileaus, (in
r oigion1 Sister Mar Germalne); Mass
Mary O'Connell, of'ew York, (in religioa,
Sister Mary of the Annuncation).-O-tho
Rev. Dr. Nelligan, Vicar-General of the
Bahamas, writing frol Nassau, N. P., to
the N. Y. Tabet, d4th ult., says: " I have
just returned from Fortune Iland, two
hundred and seventy-five milestroh this.
A colored friend-broaught.me there-ida ths
-schooner, and I had -a pleaant d pl efita.
ble time. A lady at Itm Cay, where' we
called, wished to come on- board to becomd
a Catholic when she heard I was tieje, but
her friends prevented -her. At Fortune
Island they fitted uplargeuhouse for me
to say mass and preach on the festival of
theAnnnnclatiqn. They are all very kind.
The Church is progresghere, andI in.
tend to-make a purebeof . a hoises anil lot
on which. to erect a church. The room I
say meass ip.atpresent is qtite large enough
for my.purpose."
DIOCESE OF SAVAx0NA.-Progress of the
Church is Augusta.-Besides the converts
received into the Church during Holy Week,
Father Ryan baptized five last Sunday
evening, and receives six persons into the
Church this week. We understand that a
great many colored_ people are applying to
him for instruction. So the work pro
greasses.
Owing to the heavy rains anl freshets of
last week, which interrnpted railroad travel,
the Synod of Georgia and Florida, convoked
by Rt. Rev. Bishop Verot, did not meet-in
Savannah at the appointed time, Monday
evening, April 27. It is to meet Monday
e'ening, May 4,--Bctaner of the South.
DIoczss OF AxTroN.-On the 26th of April,
-the RightBev. Bishop confirmed at Mattoon,
Colescounty, stty'six persons. On the 28th
he confirmed twenty-fourpersenat Arcola
Douglas county. On account of the bad
weather the dedication of the new church
was deferred to the next day, when it was
blessedin honor of St. John the Baptist.
This new congregation of Arcola has done
very well duaang the short time it has been
formed. The church was commenced under
the care of the zealous pastor of Mattooin
and is now out of debt. The faithful are
indeed generous, and are more deserving a
pastor than many other and more numerous
congregations.
The foundations for a new high altar for
St. Laurence O'Toole's . Church are now
being laid for the reception of the elaborate
marble structure. which, judging from the
design, will be a unique work of art. The
Hudson Memorial Altar, which we recently
noticed, is being rapidly completed, and will
be a great addition to the above edifice.
Additieo to St. Afichael's Cherch.-A much
needed want is being supplied to the above
church, by an addition to the west end,
intended to occupy the vacant lot in front.
The new fagade on Eleventh street will be
of a corresponding style with the present
church. It will be flanked by two toweres
contaiuinng elfrys, L;aptistry, and sta.irs to
gallery. The accomnuodation in the body I
of tire church will be increaned by two
hundred and fifty sittings, and the gallery
will seat about six hundred children.--t.
Louis Guardian.
DIOCESE OF CCINCINNATI.-Thiere were two
hundred and fifty persons confirmed on the
26th uiTt. by the Mlost Rev. Archbishop
Purcell. +
O(fird, Ohio.-The Most Rev. Archbish o
celebrated the Holy Sacrifice, preaches-and
blessed a fine bell, in Oxford, on the 23d
nit. -
Two lots for new churches were procured I
last week in the near neighborhood of the 1
Street 1m1, the Corry
and fifty by one
a splendi site; of
and ninety was
.Corry, and as mu
more wm Mr. Schonberg
$7000.. T e Fairmont, one b .
dred by two hun and seventy, was
chased from Mrs. Lucky, for ct
and churches were much wanted in
two places. These wants will now, th.
Godbe syoiupplied.
 iously in theLord, in the Convent
in this 2pil 26th, 1868.
cr is, (in the
el thirty-eight
igion.-Tele
-Whe I' of alll thngps" has been too
much iesptaed. your people, particularly
is affaifrs. WiA proper at
tentibs llfruits can be made remuner
ative. An experienced farmer and writer,
Mr. gift, thus speaks of.
-8m&ra nra l m.--Whoever detires to en.
ter upon the bsines of fruit.-raising fto
prsf, shoDld begin with the strawberry,
frm the.fa·st that -it yields a money return
sooner than ay other kind of fruit, and is
i b prfwiable Whn -rwell cultivated.
S twbegriea lanted in the'sprinnof 1868,
wi u no m-ee-s ~ in 1869. With
0ex ses may be paid, and the
same set in peach, apple, or pear
trees, to e on in after years. This is
the system i party ot having apital
enough to go the business largely at
first. There is b n variety worth the
attention of the fruit- wer, who is work
f oar thabet . Albany
the uivr maret berry o i Iat
Is large,: handsome, very p- and its
great firmness gives it the advan of all
others when it sto be sent a great .
The youang plnter should not be led astra
by the flaming advertising cuts of interested
partiea, who-masure you theirs are the beat
and biggest; and especially should he be
carefu-lwheu they tell you theirs is infin
itely superior to the Wilson. It is not so,
and don't believe it.
Time for Plamtingj.-Spring planting is
best for the beginner; but after getting on
hand a stock of acclimated plants it is best
toplant about the middle of August: before
that, is even better, if the season will serve.
Mastiig.-The ground for strawberries
should be highly enriched with stable man
ure, and thoroughly prepared by subsoilin,
barrowing,and rolling. Set the plants in
rows three feet sapart, and two feet from
plant to plant Cpltivate the with the
horseho or cultivtor, and beareful to
Sde'all grass or weeds picaed i om about
the hills s the hand fý,ogoes along.
S .-.In pik in berries for
t pl them, with te apsor stems
on, immedilely' into the quart boxes in
which they are to be transported. The
'boxes t then placed in strong boxes made
with solid ends, bht slati or strps, leaving
i, .t,~ (~ the ,dr.ta The
;-___oa "gekr d' cent per quart.
Je rNsW Jenhseytey py two and .-half
cents per .qrt f piking, issing checks
or titkets to the pikers until the season is
over; the receiver o the ticket binding him
or herself to pick theentire season through,
unless preventedbythi-ifrovidence of God,
or forfeit the checks already received.
BLACKERRIEs.-The same intelligent
gentlemen gives the following suggestions
regarding blackberry culture:
It would be well to ship blackberries from
Southert--points to this market. The first
in market sei for forty cents a quart; and
although it is estimated that not less than
five hundred, some say a thousand, negroes
are constantly employed in picking them
during the season, yet thbeare so much
sought after that they never get-tower than
sixty cents pergallon. And I would-remind
parties about to enter upon strawberr-ncul
ture on a larger scale, of the fact above re-
lated, in regard-to blackberries. Tliey never
get lower than sixty cents per gallon, and
-it will be a long time before the supply of
strawberries will equal that of blackberries.
I would advise no one to buy any of the
well advertised varieties of blackberries.
By a little observation in passing through
the country you will be able to find much
better varieties than any which will ever
come from the North.
Tax SEBEC POTATO.-Dr. B. H. Stevens
ofEssex, Connecticut, writes: " Last springI
sent to Maine and got a quantity of the early
Sebec potatoes, and found them large and
handsome. I planted as directed, putting
only two eyes m a hill; I think I could not
have used more than three barrels to the
acre. They started early and grew well.
There were vines enough, and I sometimes
thought that cutting to one eye would have
done aswell. They were fit to dig by the 10th 1
to the 15th ofJuly (that was early with us last
season.) I had from one acre three hundred
bashelas-of the large, smooth, handsome po
tatoes. I planted the early Goodrich in the
same way, and the yield was about tihe
same; it is not as early, not as good eating,
not as fine, and with more small ones. The
Sebec we think with us the best early potato
that grows. It resembles the Mercer, and
it has the same pink streak running through
it when cut. I cannot speakl too highly of
the Sebec. It did nobly with us last season
and gave us a large yield, while almost all
other kinds failed." Th variety, which is
quite popular "Down Eaot," is not as gen
erally knowvn as its pseikits deserve. It is
highly commnended by Messrs. Burr and a
Gregory. Mr. Gregory says that the Sebec
will andmit of being dug earlier in proplor
tion to the maturity it has attained than d
will the early Goodrich, and is excellent d
snd prolific. b
MANURxGO LAwNs.-Failing rich com- h
post, or thoroughly decayed dung, sow o
Peruvian gnano over the lawn, showery fi
-eoiher in April, at the rate of cwt. per o
acre, and give another dress in the first wet c
weather in June, applying it just before h
rain. Let the guano be sifted through a a
moderately fine sieve. Peruvian guano is o
best, but the ammoniated guano is excel- ti
Lent.--Hovey's Magazine. g
I.I INA 115 Q533g
A writer in the May amber of the R.e
eside "Magaaens thus dec rsoae of the
emor prominent objects whii attract the
on of visitors: -
been said of the churiche of
soon our walk brought usin
ats the Church of Mercy
striking enough to
La o do justice to
llars, the pie
t the heavily
wrenly .designed
pote and proee. wId only be pos
srble with a peneil; de d sty in
Lima, I did not see another in
workmanship, and so imosg in appear
ance. Over all, however, aags a lamenta
bleaspect of dea ,that is very commonin
of 46. lQ o p N
Mayor,-that square about whisk eld ster so
many old asmoelations of
It was here, in that very
on the ortherde of the square, that Pi
task et bbilding ap lhiLs en.eotmy. rHe
its gov6rhor; an he entred withseat
into the pleasing work at founding a api
tal wothy thegreatness of his nation. That
building is still'alled "etl   though
no longer a palace. A freahad n me a
letter to a man employed within, and in
order to facilitate my entrance to ie pilace,
he had also given he an o0oial dispatch to
be, delivered to the Minister ofte Interior.
With thispassport I inquiredlmy Way of the
sentry at the gate, and.dir te 'by -him, I
came into notherinner eou. 'Fronting on
this smaller pato were the corridors of the
palace. Overhead was the dome, which,
from without, is seen rising above the walls.
Meetigg anotherguide, I was conducted into
a large plain room, with rather a faded ear
pet upon the floor, and presented the dis
atch to the minister. My letter of intro
uction was next presented, and to that I
owe4 much attention and much pleasure in
Lim-a. Through these two court-yards
rushed the murderers of Pisarro, and the
room wherehewas slain is still pointedont;
and even, I believl, there is some pretense
of the spots made his blood being still
visible, as the bloody-tains rfaed to be
washed out at Holyrood. \
On the' eastern side of thePljaza stands
the Cathedral. It is a handsome stbne build
ing, built in that style of architecture so
common to- Spanish churches, the brtoa,
faecada being supported by a tower on
each side. -This cathedral was founded in
the old historical times, and it was here
that Pizarro attended mass. Even in those
early days, he must have looked forward to
a time when Christianity -sholld prevail
over all the land, for it is very large. It
measures three hundred and twenty feet
long, by one hundred and eighty broad!
a remains are saii ere, and were
shown to us. In avault beneath thechurch,
reposing upon a shelf, lies the mummy of
Pisarro.
Leading southerly is the Call de Xeroa
dare, and northerly, the Calle de Paildcio
(or PElaie street.) Followiag the latter,
past many fine stores and madsome private
sneidences, you-come to a stone bridge-over
five hunded feet in length, far belowwhieh
runs a stall :stream, the Rlmnh. This is
RUlla's bridge. Who doer not remember
Hloll, the brave Peruvianl and lRollb'
speech to his countrymen, so often/de
claimedat school t This bridge of six arches
was built over two hundred and fifty years
ago t Away dowir below are numbers of
washerwomen, washing their clothes. The
bridge connects the city with the district
across the Rimac, called San Lasaro. Close
by is the famous Alameda.
A statue that I saw in Lima impressed
me as no other piece of sculptor's art had
done before. It was in-the Church of San
Francisco. Connected with this magnificent
church the exterior of which is the finest in
Lima, is a monastery,-the oldestand largest
in America. It was founded in 15)6, more
than three hundred and thirty years ago. It
is.an enormous stone edifice, covering two
entraesquares. Seeking admittance, my
self and a companion, we were 'shown in
and left to wander at will through the broad
corridors, and up vast stairways, admiring
as we went, the.grandeur of the design, and
deploring its ruinous condition. At length
we were met by a venerable ,adre, to whom
we explained that we, North Americans, and
for the first - time in Lima, were desirous of
seeing the convent, and also the Church of
San Francisco. He kindly showed us over
the whole monastery, the rooms, halls
studies, cloisters, and the hospital, and
penance-cells, below. He pointed out the
bed on which Saint (whose name I am sorry
to be obliged to confess that I have for
gotten) slept and died. The saint's picture,
pis violin, and even his skull, were shown
o us. The padre oupertior as wdnAerward
round that he was, at laih t ns into
he convent garden, and e taI Trtelaso
gather and arrange a I et br each of
is. -~
Santa Rosa is the Patron Saint of Lima.
he was a native of theiynd her extra
rdinary works of virt procured for her
he honor of canonizao. Her feast oc
utrred inth month of August when we
vere on our visit. 1rjmnage -was taken
rom its niche, placed dpon a large platform,
orne on the shoulders of eight negroes, and
narched through the city. The procession
ias headed by the fine naval band from
allao; then came the military, then priests,
hen acolytes, ewinging censers, and then
anta Rosa herself. In the rear followed
multitude of priests, men, and women,
lany of the latter" tapidas." The image -
f the "patrona," as she in called, was
ressed in gorgeous robes of velvet, embroi
ered in gold an4 silver, around her neck a
ecklace ofemef lds and pearls, and a num
er of precious stones upon her robe. In
er lap, and upon the platform, were heaps
f flowers, which were showered upon her
om the balconies as she passed. Crowds
r citilens greeted her progress at every,
orner. Flage hung from the house-tops in
er honor. Religions services were held in
1 the churches of the city: and the church
SSan Augustin, where is her shrine, was
uronged with devotees. In fact,- it is the
reat local celebration of the year.

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